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A Top Pop-up Toy for Toddlers and Babies!

Updated on April 14, 2014
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Mickie Gee is a retired librarian and a grandmother. She learned all her book-repair tricks on the job!

Fisher Price's Farmer Pop-up Toy!

My toddler grand-children just love this Fisher Price Barn Animals pop-up toy. Here are the reasons why:

1. It is primarily and secondarily colorful!

2. It surprises them!

3. It makes noise when the animals pop up!

4. It has animals!

5. It does something!

6. It is Interactive! Push or pull and a door pops up!

I could go on and on.....in fact, I think I will. (I have a list of games that you can play with your toddler if you keep on reading.)

Keep on scrolling down to find this classic toy on eBay and Amazon.

(image is of one of my grand-babies playing with a vintage Fisher-Price pop-up toy--you may NOT use it in any way. Mickie_G - all rights reserved)

Little girls delighted and frightened by a jack in the box
Little girls delighted and frightened by a jack in the box

Games to Play with a pop-up toy!

The ancestor of this toy could have been a Jack-In-the-Box!

Below are several ideas for games to play with you toddler utilizing a pop-up toy. I have played these games with my own grandchildren. I used to teach pre-school, so I have lots of experience thinking up activities. I also have 7 grands.

Teach the names of Colors!

Teach the names of farm animals! Vocabulary!

Teach the sounds that the farm animals make!

Test memory skill-- for example, ask: Where is the cow?

Teach creativity by asking your child to give a name to the farmer. Then make up a story about the farmer and the animals!

Teach music--sing "The Farmer In the Dell".

(image can be found at Allposters.com--just click the image to go there!)

Fisher Price Barn Animals Pop Up Toy: - Great farm toy for children from 6 months to 4 years of age!

A true classic pop-up toy. It can be used by a six-month old and a toddler of 3 or 4. They all have a blast playing with this versatile toy.

I bought mine at a garage sale. It looks like "new". That is my testimony as to its durability! This particular toy is not available on Amazon all the time because it is vintage. I am just including the link because the photo is very good so you can see the detail of this classic pop-up.

Scroll down to see if there is one of these classic toys on eBay.

Fisher Price Barn Animals Pop up Toy
Fisher Price Barn Animals Pop up Toy

This is a classic toy. There are lots of "copy cats" out there, so you will have no trouble finding one that you will just love.

 

See if the Fisher Price Pop-up is on eBay:

One can never tell if the Fisher Price Farm Animals pop-up will show up for sale on this huge website, so please excuse me if one cannot be seen below.

If you can get the vintage pop-up like mine, do so if the price is right. It is a durable toy that will last a lifetime. Just keep wiping it down with a mild soapy solution to keep it looking new and bright.

I know this page might seem like it is just a "list" of toys for sale, but I want to help you find the best pop up toy you can. I do highly recommend the Fisher Price vintage toy you see on this page. You must do your own research, too. Never base your purchase one person's opinion.

Just one ~well, two~ reasons to love this classic pop-up toy...

No annoying music and no batteries!

Playskool Poppin' Pals on EBay: - a suitable substitute for the Fisher Price pop up toy~

There are several companies that make a popup toy similar to mine. If the Fisher Price toys are not available, the Playskool toys are a highly rated substitute. Read the comment below and you will see what I mean.

Poppin' Pals User Review: "I'm so glad that I found this toy for my grandson/s 1st birthday. He is still learning how to press the different buttons, but for now he loves to close them after they pop up." lady_lyn


So, what is your experience with this toy? Have you tried the Hasbro "Press and Pop shapes" version? Which one is preferred by you and your children?

Just imagine the fun you can have playing with your child. Can you think of any more games to play with one of these pop-up toys?

If you are giving this toy as a gift to a new mom, you could attach a list of the learning activities that go well with a pop-up! Cool.

Do you think your toddler would love a pop-up toy? - Don't take babysteps, just go ahead and write a nice long comment!

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      TheBabyShowerShoppe 

      6 years ago

      Looks like a great toy! We will have to try it out when our Emma is old enough!

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      Senora M 

      7 years ago

      My kids love the Playskool one! :) The farmer ones looks so cute!! Great lens.

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      luvmyludwig lm 

      8 years ago

      my son has one and loves it, like michelle I bought it when my son was around 1 year old. Great toy!

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      Kathy McGraw 

      8 years ago from California

      Mickie- I love your two reasons...I have been looking all over for a toy without batteries, and one shopkeeper actually laughed at me. The look on her face was priceless..."a toy without batteries" not sure she said...

      My kids and grandkids had these pop-up toys. But it wasn't like the one you have with turning wheels and things, and not sure if it had a carrying handle but I like that. I coulen't think of a thing to add except the little ones have to be careful of getting tiny fingers caught when they slam the lids down :) Excellent review.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Looks like a great toy!

    • Mickie Gee profile imageAUTHOR

      Mickie Goad 

      8 years ago

      @Mihaela Vrban: Yes, eye/hand, cause/effect! As I said, this is such a versatile toy.

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      Mihaela Vrban 

      8 years ago from Croatia

      I have bought this toy for my girl when she was one year old. She is now almost 3 and still plays with it. One thing you should mention is that this toy is excellent for developing motor skills for little ones. Each of the the "buttons" must be pushed, turned, etc. in a different way to make animals pop-up. :)

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